Linking compute resources and providing access to applications is the key function of Azure networking. Networking functionality in Azure includes a range of options to connect the outside world to services and features in the global Azure datacenters.
Here are some examples of networking services in Azure.
|Service name||Service function|
|Azure Virtual Network||Connects VMs to incoming virtual private network (VPN) connections.|
|Azure Load Balancer||Balances inbound and outbound connections to applications or service endpoints.|
|Azure Application Gateway||Optimizes app server farm delivery while increasing application security.|
|Azure VPN Gateway||Accesses Azure Virtual Networks through high-performance VPN gateways.|
|Azure DNS||Provides ultra-fast DNS responses and ultra-high domain availability.|
|Azure Content Delivery Network||Delivers high-bandwidth content to customers globally.|
|Azure DDoS Protection||Protects Azure-hosted applications from distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks.|
|Azure Traffic Manager||Distributes network traffic across Azure regions worldwide.|
|Azure ExpressRoute||Connects to Azure over high-bandwidth dedicated secure connections.|
|Azure Network Watcher||Monitors and diagnoses network issues by using scenario-based analysis.|
|Azure Firewall||Implements high-security, high-availability firewall with unlimited scalability.|
|Azure Virtual WAN||Creates a unified wide area network (WAN) that connects local and remote sites.|